Statement of Student Rights
Each and every student at Donalda School has the right to learn, to experience a variety of activities designed to supplement personal growth, to have guidance and motivation towards developing a positive self-concept, to be respected and valued as an individual, to have opportunities and aid in developing wholesome peer relationships, and to have a safe and clean school environment.
Statement of Student Responsibilities
Each and every student at Donalda School has the responsibility to work to the best of his/her ability, to seek the highest and best achievement possible at all times, to cultivate an optimistic and enthusiastic outlook towards all learning activities, to discover personal strengths and limitations, to be tolerant of the differences found in others, to encourage and aid in the education of others, to use skills taught in developing positive peer relationships and help others to do the same, to respect the rights and abilities of others and themselves, and to treat all aspects of the school environment with care and respect.
At Donalda School, teachers take the approach that homework and personal studies are essential to a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles covered in class. Each student, therefore, is encouraged to establish a working home schedule for studies, and parents are asked to provide the needed encouragement and support. Homework can be a valuable way of teaching because it helps bridge the efforts of parents and teachers. Homework may be assigned to enrich class activities, or to bring those not completing their work during the day back into line with scheduled learning. Homework is assigned to provide the student with additional contact with the curriculum, as a valued supplement to classroom instruction, and to establish healthy work habits designed to last a lifetime.
Homework is checked regularly at Donalda School to encourage and ensure the complete education of each student.
Instructional Material Fees
An instructional materials fee of $59 per student will be collected at the beginning of each school year. These fees go to the purchase and maintenance of textbooks and other instructional materials.
Out of concern for the safety of our students, we ask those picking up students not to do so in front of the school, as this is where the busses park. Parking stalls are found to the east and west of the front entrance.
Personal possessions brought to Donalda School by students are the responsibility of the student. Damage to or theft of such possessions may occur while items are at the school. The school, however, does not accept responsibility for such damage or loss. Students bringing expensive items are to be particularly careful. Students or visitors are strictly prohibited from bring hazardous or unsafe materials or possessions to school.
Safe And Caring Environment
Accident or Illness
When a student becomes sick or injured during the school day, the school will contact parents to request he or she be picked up. It is not in the child's best interest to stay in the infirmary for an extended period of time. Parents are asked to supply the school with an alternate telephone number in order to reach them, or a friend, to make arrangements for the student's care should an accident or illness occur.
Some students have medical conditions the school needs to be aware of. Should your child have a medical condition that school staff may need to attend to, please ensure that we are kept informed and prepared to help your child. Should oral medication or other medical treatment become a necessity, the following steps must be observed: (1) written instructions from the parents must be sent to the school administration; and, (2) forms for this purpose are to be filled in. These can be obtained at the school office.
Parents must assume responsibility for advising the Principal of any change in the student's health or change in medication.
The Lost-and-Found boxes are located near the junior high and elementary entrances to the school.
Donalda School Dress Code Policy
At Donalda School we expect the staff and students to dress appropriately. Rather than tell people what to wear, our guidelines deal with what is unacceptable or inappropriate. The list includes:
- Any clothing that contains foul language of any sort.
- Any clothing that has slogans or logos demeaning to individuals or groups.
- Any clothing that is inappropriately suggestive: ie - short shorts, halter tops, jeans or shirts with holes in inappropriate areas.
- Clothing that is inappropriately revealing.
- Logos that are suggestive or contain inappropriate or foul language.
As a general rule, "casual, comfortable, presentable" are good!
Students arriving at school wearing inappropriate clothing will be asked to change immediately, or may be sent home. If students persist in wearing inappropriate clothing, parents will be contacted.
This dress code was designed by the students of Donalda School in conjunction with the Donalda School Parent Society and Donalda Staff members. It is intended for the well-being of students attending Donalda School.
All outdoor shoes will remain on the racks near the entrances to the school.
For health reasons, and in the event of fire, students must have indoor footwear to wear in the school during the day.
Only running shoes are acceptable for gym class. They are also acceptable as indoor footwear elsewhere in the school.